A series of images are going viral for the wrong reasons after a mother proudly decided to post pictures that some have deemed “incestuous” in nature. Unfortunately, many viewers were left horrified after seeing what was on the woman’s chest.
Tasha Maile, from San Diego, California, is a nutrition and overall health blogger on YouTube, but she’s recently experiencing a bit more attention than she bargained for. As it turns out, the mother is also a strong advocate for breastfeeding, but many are saying she has taken things too far.
Seen breastfeeding her two children in several of her videos, Tasha, who just so happens to currently be pregnant with her third child, says that no woman should ever be ashamed of the practice. However, it seems that there is a line to be drawn for many when it comes to breastfeeding your children, and she may have crossed it.
Although most people know that the breasts are meant to feed babies, Tasha has people up in arms, claiming she’s gone over the point in which it’s appropriate. Currently, her two children are ages 4 and 2, leaving many to comment that they are far too old to still be suckling on their mother.
However, Tasha is brushing off the complaints, saying that she feels “sorry” for those who have an issue with how she’s parenting. Tasha does have a fair share of support on the matter, but most people who are compelled to comment seem to chastise her for being so “in your face” about it.
Perhaps the most intense scolding came as one mother accused Tasha of carrying on a borderline “incestuous” relationship with her child. “I find this video very disturbing. She wants viewers to believe this is a natural mother and child bonding while breastfeeding,” the other mother wrote, adding, “However, from the start, this doesn’t appear to be natural but incestuous. Breastfeeding is a natural, beautiful extension of the mother and child bonding… [but] this woman’s exhibitionism certainly takes away from the wonderful bonding between mother and child.”
Breastfeeding is perfectly natural and should never be condemned by anyone so long as it’s appropriate. After all, not a single one of us would be here if it weren’t for the practice, and it’d be silly to say otherwise.
However, there does come a bit of responsibility for mothers carrying out this very personal act with their child. Modesty goes a long way whether that be to simply cover up while doing it or trying to do it in private – but to make others uncomfortable to prove a point doesn’t do your cause any good.
Not only does it make things harder for other breastfeeding mothers, it sheds a nasty light on the sacred practice altogether. There is usually a line of acceptable behavior when it comes to anything in this world, and it’s our jobs to ensure that we don’t cross it – not only for the sake of ourselves but to ensure that we’re setting a good example for our children.